I'm spending a good chunk of this week traveling to various Silicon Valley tech companies along with Axios co-founders Mike Allen, Roy Schwartz and Jim VandeHei, who are in town. Wave hi if you see us.
Handing over your personal data is now often the cost of romance, as online dating services and apps vacuum up information about their users’ lifestyle and preferences, Axios' David McCabe reports.
Why it matters: Dating app users provide sensitive information like drug usage habits and sexual preferences in hopes of finding a romantic match. How online dating services use and share that data worries users, according to an Axios-SurveyMonkey poll, but the services nonetheless have become a central part of the modern social scene.
What they know:
What they say : A spokesperson for Match Group said in a statement said that data collected by its companies "enables us to make product improvements, deliver relevant advertisements and continually innovate and optimize the user experience" and that "data collected by ad trackers and third parties is 100% anonymized."
The Falcon Heavy, with a Tesla onboard, launches into space on Tuesday. Photo: SpaceX
1. The company has the capability to handle bigger and more complex missions.
2. Rocket launches are still super fun (and big ones even more so).
Next up: An even bigger rocket, dubbed BFR, is designed to take humans around the planet and eventually beyond. Eventually set to be SpaceX's workhorse, it's due to arrive in the 2020s.
Dig deeper: For more on why the launch is a big deal, check out this Axios video.
In court Tuesday, Uber tried to push back against the notion that it was stealing Waymo's self-driving car tech, though ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick did admit on the stand later in the day that he wanted to catch up to Google, which he saw as the leader in the industry.
Uber admits it was in the wrong: Uber chief information security officer John Flynn acknowledges that not notifying users was a mistake:
"There is no justification for that. We should have notified consumers…We did not have the right people in the room."
The spouse of a world champion won a regional sports championship on Sunday. That's perspective.